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VFT:LA OCT '12 Event ft. Greg Goodrich ("Medal of Honor")

Tue 23 Oct

Greg Goodrich (Exec Producer: MEDAL OF HONOR video game series and others such as Spyro the Dragon, The 11th hour, Buffy the Vampire Slayer)

Greg Goodrich has created and produced some of the most successful video games of the last two decades.  His most recent, as Executive Producer at Electronic Arts, is ‘Medal of Honor: Warfighter’ which is due to be released on Tuesday Oct 23rdMOH Warfighter has hired many veterans, including VFT members, in several areas of its production including lead roles, tech consultants, motion/performance capture, and voiceover as well as participation in print ads, music videos, etc. Greg’s Medal of Honor video game franchise is one of the most successful and highest grossing in history.

 In 1994 Greg worked as a Senior Producer at Trilobyte Software. There he shipped “11TH Hour” - the award-winning sequel to “The 7th Guest” – which was one of the top selling CD-ROM games of all time. In 1996 he joined Xatrix Entertainment and produced a number of hits including the award-winning “Redneck Rampage” (named Rolling Stone Magazine’s “Hottest Game of 1997”), “Quake II: The Reckoning”, “Redneck Deer Huntin’” and the urban gangster favorite “Kingpin”.

In 1999, along with Xatrix team members, he founded Gray Matter Studios, Inc. and signed a long-term, multi-title development deal with Activision Studios. While at the helm of Gray Matter, he produced and shipped the award-winning and best selling PC game “Return to Castle Wolfenstein”, which was also the largest and most successful PC game launch in the history of Activision. It was awarded “Game of the Year” by the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences. Activision acquired Gray Matter Studios in late 2001. 

Goodrich was recruited by the 20th Century Fox Film Corporation and soon became their Vice President of Product Development. While at Fox, he served as Executive Producer on a number of games including, “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and “The Simpsons Hit and Run” which to date has sold over 7 million copies worldwide.

In 2006, he successfully re-invented the “Spyro the Dragon” franchise nominated for “Game of the Year” from the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences and in the same year was personally named by The British Academy of Film and Television for “Ice Age: The Meltdown” nominated for “Children’s Game of the Year”. In the fall of 2007, produced and shipped the undisputed strategy game of the year, “World in Conflict” which was awarded “Best of 2007” by over 30 publications.

We are thrilled to host Greg as our keynote speaker at the 23 OCT 2012 monthly meeting of Veterans in Film & Television.

 IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0329307/